September 15, 2014


ZTE and E-Plus on the Road to Voice-over-LTE

ZTE, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, and German network operator E-Plus have announced that they are cooperating on the deployment of an IMS (IP multimedia services) based core network infrastructure. This will be the basis for a commercial voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service in the E-Plus network.


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September 9, 2014


Algerie Telecom launches fixed LTE for residential users

Algerian fixed line incumbent Algerie Telecom (AT) has introduced fixed-wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) services for residential subscribers, four months after the service was launched for business users. According to a company press release, as of yesterday (8 September 2014) private users were able to subscribe to the LTE plan, which includes customer premises equipment (CPE), a LTE-compatible router, SIM"...

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August 28, 2014


Sale of 51% in Djezzy approved by GTH shareholders

Yesterday an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Vimpelcom subsidiary Global Telecom Holding (GTH) approved the sale of 51% of Algerian cellco Djezzy (Orascom Telecom Algerie) to the Algerian National Investment Fund (Fonds National d’Investissement [FNI]) for USD2.64 billion, in addition to deals associated with the transaction, reports Arab Finance. The GTH shareholders also approved the distribution of USD1.862"...

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August 28, 2014


ZTE Exclusively Wins SWAN Slovakia Contract for Nationwide LTE Networks

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has signed a contract with Slovak operator SWAN for a nationwide LTE network project.

ZTE will exclusively construct core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network,"...

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August 22, 2014


Deutsche Telekom upgrades to industry-leading IPX connections both for its in-house customer Telekom Deutschland and on the AMS-IX hub, enabling fast data exchange between mobile operators worldwide

When abroad, today’s mobile subscribers expect high-speed 3G or LTE data roaming services with best user experience. As an expert provider of IPX roaming capabilities, Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) unit ensures fast, secure IP exchange, especially in times of exponentially"......

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August 21, 2014


Fair price for stake in Algeria's Djezzy lower than offer -adviser

The fair price for a 51-percent stake of Global Telecom Holding's Algerian unit Djezzy is 4 percent lower than the proposed price, the company said on Thursday citing financial advisers HC.

Global's parent firm, Russia's Vimplecom, has agreed to sell the stake in Algeria's biggest telecoms operator to the Algerian government for $2.6 billion.



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August 19, 2014


Nokia Lumia 520 now receiving Lumia Cyan update in Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, some parts of Africa

Last week the Lumia 520 handsets snagged the Lumia Cyan update in India. The device is now receiving the said update in several more regions including Latin America, Egypt, Nigeria, and several places in Africa.

For those who are unfamiliar, the Lumia Cyan update brings Windows Phone 8.1 operating system as well as several Lumia exclusive features onto your handset. To snag the update, head over to Settings > Phone Update > and tap on ‘check for update’.


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August 19, 2014


178 Million Phones at Risk in Middle East and Africa: Palo Alto Networks Unveils Security Risks in Android Internal Storage

Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today presented new research highlighting security risks in the internal storage used by applications on Google Android devices. More than 94 percent of popular Android applications used in the Middle East & Africa are potentially vulnerable.

Android Internal Storage is a protected area that Android-based"...

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